[HOT] Broken (multi)polygon cleanup

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 18 17:02:41 UTC 2017


I think you mean tile but the idea has merit.

Thanks John

On 18 March 2017 at 12:43, Coast Limit <coastlimit at gmail.com> wrote:

> I know this discussion is focused on cleaning up these issues, but — as a
> relatively new mapper — can I make a suggestion on how we might better
> limit mistakes in the first place?
>
> John Whelan said earlier, "What I have noticed is one mapper will misstag
> then others will follow.” I think this is true, and likely goes beyond
> tagging — I suspect new mappers are looking for frames of reference to
> judge their own work by, and end up just mimicking one another’s poor
> mapping methods. This is one way we might be getting “experienced” mappers
> (i.e., thousands of edits) who are still adding a lot of problems to the
> map.
>
> My suggestion:
>
> It would be nice if HOT projects started with a single task already mapped
> and completed by experienced mappers, and approved by the project manager,
> as a “reference task” for the project. Highlight it with a unique color.
>
> That way new mappers have an authoritative reference point for that task —
> they can see which imagery it should be aligned with, the level of road
> detail expected, the different types of tags attached to areas, which
> people they might message with questions, etc.
>
> It would give motivated new mappers something trustworthy to mimic.
>
> Thanks,
>
> CoastLimit
>
>
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